View Vacancy – AUS (Sydney) – DIT Brand and Marketing Officer, EO

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)

Department for International Trade (DIT)

Main purpose of job:

This position works closely with the Head of Australia and Oceania Communications and Senior Marketing Manager for Australia and New Zealand. 

The purpose of the job is to plan and execute strategic, high quality marketing activity – on and offline – supporting business / sector teams to key audiences. There is a particular focus on digital marketing and promoting the GREAT brand. 

You will be the brand lead for GREAT across Australia, encouraging people to “See things differently”. This is particularly relevant to our work promoting the UK as a Science Superpower and a technology and innovation hub. You will have particular responsibility for leading and measuring campaigns focused on delivering benefit from the Free Trade Agreements, promoting the trade and investment opportunities between the UK and Australia and New Zealand and the ease of doing business. 

You will support the wider communications team on crisis and Ministerial visits as needed. 

Roles and responsibilities

  • Support the Senior Manager Marketing and Social Media to develop and deliver strategic marketing communications plans for key industry sectors. You will set stretching targets and work to achieve them through on and offline channels. 
  • Project manage the delivery of marcomms activity in Australia and NZ for sector campaigns and cross-government GREAT Britain & Northern Ireland campaign activity – including (but not limited to): events, exhibitions, sponsorship, collateral materials, audio-visual content. 
  • Be the Brand Ambassador for GREAT, ensuring consistent and impactful use of the brand across the UK in Australia network is in line with guidelines. Report on GREAT campaign highlights and sector campaigns to HQ and across the mission.
  • Plan, execute and evaluate digital marketing campaigns using digital marketing software and templates, continually improving activity and measuring against lead gen and conversion targets.  
  • Use and develop audience and business insights to inform planning and communication recommendations.  
  • Maintain marketing database and provide eDM recommendations based on insight and evaluation. 
  • Maintain internal events calendars and distribute to the teams
  • Evaluate and report on all marketing communication and event activity using best practice approaches as set out in the UK Government Communications evaluation framework. 
  • Develop strong working relationships with teams across Australia and New Zealand; the APAC Regional Marketing & Communications Office in Singapore, the Global MarComms Hub in Hong Kong and London and colleagues across other British government departments.
  • Prepare and present marketing recommendations to team, sharing reports on effective tactics and demonstrating the value and importance of marketing activity in meeting business objectives.
  • Stay up to date with latest digital marketing thinking, tools and capabilities and incorporate into day-to-day work. 
  • Support and train marketing and communications champions across the sector teams to self-service on common business needs, develop objectives, understand their audience and evaluate their activity.   
  • Manage individual project budgets and comply with budget processes and reporting requirements. Ensure activity presents VfM, but be prepared to try new tactics and approaches. 
  • Commission, manage and negotiate with third party suppliers in line with procurement guidelines. 
  • Provide marketing and brand support for significant visits, developing high impact and creative plans which support business objectives
  • Provide support to the Australia network, Consul Generals, High Commissioner to promote UK in Australia objectives. 
  • Be able to provide support on social media, web and communications as required including creating/drafting content/ social media content and posting; taking pictures/video and live-tweeting at events.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure): 

  • Manage own budget including low cost campaigns. 
  • No direct line management, but opportunities to support and train sector leads across the network in communications best practice and ways of working. 
  • Opportunity to manage work placement students. 

  • High level of written (native) and spoken English language proficiency required 
  • Bachelor degree in relevant subject 
  • Experience in strategic marketing (including business to business), planning, delivering and evaluating e-marketing/digital marketing campaigns and database management.
  • Demonstrated experience in event marketing, digital marketing and branding
  • Ability to evaluate events and campaigns using a range of metrics 
  • Strong budget management and project management skills
  • Awareness of range of paid, earned, owned channels and how to utilise to best effect

Language requirements: 

Language: English 
Level of language required: Fluent 

  • Experience managing and evaluating social media accounts 
  • Web CMS experience; brand management experience 
  • EDM system management and analysis 
  • Experience using Canva & Adobe suite

Seeing the Big Picture, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

1 February 2023

Executive Officer (EO)

Full-time, Permanent


Asia Pacific



British Consulate General



AUD 80,507

20 February 2023

Salary is at AU$ 80,507 per annum (paid out monthly), plus 11% superannuation.

Appointment is subject to an AFP records check and UK security clearance.

Open to Australian citizens, permanent residents, and partners/ dependents of UK-based diplomatic staff currently posted in Australia.

A security check (and clearance) may be required prior to employment.

Staff recruited locally by the British Consulate General and its Consulates is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Australian employment law. Interstate applicants will be required to meet their own travel and relocation expenses.

The British Government supports flexible working practices for all employees. Within the Australia Network of posts, employees are supported by the Flexible Working Policy. Any flexible working arrangement is to be agreed between the line manager and successful candidate.

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

The Australia network offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, including job-specific training as necessary and broader learning linked to the FCO Diplomatic Academy.

There are opportunities to job-shadow other staff, and the successful applicant will be encouraged to take part in broader British Consulate General activities.

The British Consulate General is committed to providing all staff with learning and development (L&D) opportunities and we will work with you to develop your own L&D plan.

Working Patterns:

Full time employment (38 hrs). 

The British High Commission supports flexible and remote working for all its employees. A flexible working culture is encouraged by senior leadership however please note, remote working may not be suitable for all roles or business areas. Any flexible and / or remote working arrangement should be agreed with the employee’s line manager. 

Your application must be submitted before 23:55 AEST-Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC/ GMT +10) on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”

Applications must include a current CV. Kindly omit any personal information such as name, birthdate, address and contact #.

Incomplete application forms will not be taken into consideration, so please ensure you provide the information requested. We regret to advise that we will only be contacting short-listed candidates. Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core competencies listed above.

Advertised start date is provisional and subject to completion of reference and security checks.

Kindly check your application centre or email regularly for any update on the status of your application.

Applications will only be considered from Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and building a culturally diverse workplace. We actively encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Our culture of inclusion is underpinned by our excellent staff networks which cover disability, faith and belief, gender equality, social mobility, age, race, LGBT+, and how to be an ally.

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